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  What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.  
 -  Agnes M. Pharo
  

  Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money!  
 -  Anon
  

  Some businessmen are saying this could be the greatest Christmas ever. I always thought that the first one was.  
 -  Art Fettig
  

  Christmas - that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance- a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.  
 -  Augusta E. Rundel
  

  A good conscience is a continual Christmas.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  There is no ideal Christmas; only the one Christmas you decide to make as a reflection of your values, desires, affections, traditions.  
 -  Bill McKibben
  

  Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won't make it white.  
 -  Bing Crosby
  

  When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things - not the great occasions - give off the greatest glow of happiness.  
 -  Bob Hope
  

  The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.  
 -  Burton Hills
  

  Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. If we think on these things, there will be born in us a savior and over us will shine a star sending its gleam of hope to the world.  
 -  Calvin Coolidge
  

  Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home.  
 -  Charles Dickens
  

  I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.  
 -  Charles Dickens
  

  Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.  
 -  Charles Schulz
  

  He who has no Christmas in his heart will never find Christmas under a tree.  
 -  Charlotte Carpenter
  

  Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.  
 -  Dale Evans Rogers
  

  Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.  
 -  Dale Evans Rogers
  

  You know you've had too much to eat for Christmas dinner when you slump down onto a beanbag and realize... there is no beanbag.  
 -  David Letterman
  

  Christmas doesn't come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more....  
 -  Dr. Seuss
  

  From home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another,  
 -  Emily Matthews
  

  Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we're here for something else besides ourselves.  
 -  Eric Sevareid
  

  There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.  
 -  Erma Bombeck
  

  A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.  
 -  Garrison Keillor
  

  The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.  
 -  George Carlin
  

  Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.  
 -  Hamilton Wright Mabie
  

  Christmas has lost its meaning for us because we have lost the spirit of expectancy. We cannot prepare for an observance. We must prepare for an experience.  
 -  Handel H. Brown
  

  So if a Christian is touched only once a year, the touching is still worth it, and maybe on some given Christmas, some quiet morning, the touch will take.  
 -  Harry Reasoner
  

  The only blind person at Christmas-time is he who has not Christmas in his heart.  
 -  Helen Keller
  

  The merry family gatherings - the old, the very young; the strangely lovely way they harmonize in carols sung. For Christmas is tradition time - traditions that recall the precious memories down the years, the sameness of them all.  
 -  Helen Lowrie Marshall
  

  I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.  
 -  Helen Miller
  

  Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind; teach us to be patient and always to be kind.  
 -  Helen Steiner Rice
  

  Peace on earth will come to stay When we live Christmas every day.  
 -  Helen Steiner Rice
  

  I heard the bells on Christmas Day. Their old familiar carols play. And wild and sweet the words repeat. Of peace on earth goodwill to men.  
 -  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  

  A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.  
 -  Garrison Keillor
  

  The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.  
 -  George Carlin
  

  Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.  
 -  Hamilton Wright Mabie
  

  Christmas has lost its meaning for us because we have lost the spirit of expectancy. We cannot prepare for an observance. We must prepare for an experience.  
 -  Handel H. Brown
  

  So if a Christian is touched only once a year, the touching is still worth it, and maybe on some given Christmas, some quiet morning, the touch will take.  
 -  Harry Reasoner
  

  The only blind person at Christmas-time is he who has not Christmas in his heart.  
 -  Helen Keller
  

  The merry family gatherings - the old, the very young; the strangely lovely way they harmonize in carols sung. For Christmas is tradition time - traditions that recall the precious memories down the years, the sameness of them all.  
 -  Helen Lowrie Marshall
  

  I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.  
 -  Helen Miller
  

  Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind; teach us to be patient and always to be kind.  
 -  Helen Steiner Rice
  

  Peace on earth will come to stay When we live Christmas every day.  
 -  Helen Steiner Rice
  

  I heard the bells on Christmas Day. Their old familiar carols play. And wild and sweet the words repeat. Of peace on earth goodwill to men.  
 -  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  

  Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.  
 -  Janice Maeditere
  

  That's the true spirit of Christmas - people being helped by people other than me.  
 -  Jerry Seinfeld
  

  Christmas has been a season of mixed interests and meanings, but the very foundation, of course, is its religious significance. No matter what other personal desires or crises we have faced, I've never forgotten that this is the time to celebrate the birth of the Baby Jesus, and the impact of this event on the history of the world.  
 -  Jimmy Carter
  

  Christmas - the very word brings joy to our hearts. No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given - when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes.  
 -  Joan Winmill Brown
  

  Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.  
 -  Larry Wilde
  

  Christmas is for children. But it is for grownups too. Even if it is a headache, a chore, and nightmare - it is a period of necessary defrosting of chill and hide-bound hearts.  
 -  Lenora Mattingly Weber
  

  Do give books - religious or otherwise - for Christmas. They're never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal.  
 -  Lenore Hershey
  

  Christmas, in its final essence, is for grown people who have forgotten what children know. Christmas is for whoever is old enough to have denied the unquenchable spirit of man.  
 -  Margaret Cousins
  

  Of all dear days is Christmas Day the dearest and the best.  
 -  Margaret E. Sangster
  

  Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends.  
 -  Margaret Thatcher
  

  Xmas: An abbreviation which should be forbidden by the police.  
 -  Marlene Dietrich
  

  Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.  
 -  Mary Ellen Chase
  

  Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.  
 -  Norman Vincent Peale
  

  Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.  
 -  Oren Arnold
  

  Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.  
 -  Peg Bracken
  

  Christmas can be celebrated in the school room with pine trees, tinsel and reindeers, but there must be no mention of the man whose birthday is being celebrated. One wonders how a teacher would answer if a student asked why it was called Christmas.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.  
 -  Sir Winston Churchill
  

  I am not alone at all, I thought. I was never alone at all. And that, of course, is the message of Christmas. We are never alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the word seemingly most indifferent. For this is still the time God chooses.  
 -  Taylor Caldwell
  

  This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone.  
 -  Taylor Caldwell
  

  Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people once a year.  
 -  Victor Borge
  

  It will be a traditional Christmas, with presents, crackers, door slamming and people bursting into tears, but without the dead thing in the middle. We're vegetarians.  
 -  Victoria Wood
  

  Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year - and yet, for all that, when it speaks, its voice has strong authority.  
 -  W. J. Cameron
  

  Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.  
 -  Washington Irving